Last year economic slump and the lockdown curbed Eid related businesses.
In June 2021, export proceeds reached $2.7bn from $1.6bn in the corresponding month last year.
The JCC meeting was projected to accelerate the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and boost industrialisation.
Experts warn of adverse consequences if trade unions are deprived of their role in growth and exports.
Business leaders perceive the next six months to be critical.
The absence of a globally recognised drug certification facility raise doubts about the quality of available medicines.
The lack of very basic amenities in Karachi casts serious suspicions on the claims of improving governance in Sindh.
The budget serves the classes on the two extremes of the social scale, but offers little to households in the middle
Indicators suggest that many millions are still out of work despite 3.9 per cent GDP growth.
Familiar with the IMF programme, the tycoons dreaded a rollback of the loaded govt packages under the donors’ watch.
Pakistan is too overwhelmed by economic and political challenges to plan ahead for the waiver.
Online shopping has picked up pace but the 25pc spike is on a relatively narrow base in the country.
The ratio of unionised workers in the total labour force in the country has shrunk over the past four decades.
The pie of total donations is projected to expand by about 10 per cent to Rs165 billion this year from Rs150bn last Ramazan.
The fear of restrictions on international mobility of citizens and consignments, businesspeople feel, is not misplaced.
Members of the newly constituted Economic Advisory Council comment on key policy issues facing the country.
Pakistan hopes to maintain cordial ties with China and the US despite the growing animosity between the two giant economies.
For job creation, the government will need to extend support to establishments operating under the radar.
The vulnerability of a system already under political pressure will only increase if the trend of joblessness is not reversed.
The economy of vaccination so far seems simple as vaccine donations primarily feed supply.